In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
A collection of diverse personal accounts, reflections, artworks and photographs detailing our relationship with fire.
The anthology, includes writings from around Australia, a commissioned poem by award winning poet and Margaret River resident Miriam Wei Wei Lo, photographs by Sean Blocksidge and other Margaret River residents and a commissioned story by indigenous playwright, David Milroy.
Editor, UWA Research Fellow Delys Bird, has selected 300 works from national and international submissions which capture our fascination with and dependence on fire, its devastating impact, and its capacity to spur great acts of bravery and heroism and to unify communities.
The anthology includes moving oral histories, real and contemporary. One riveting account captures the tension experienced by a couple in disagreement over whether to stay and defend their home or leave as the fire rapidly approaches.
The collection contrasts accounts of terrifying fires that have devastated parts of Australia with beautiful descriptions and imagery expressing the wonder of the Australian bush to regenerate and flourish despite apparent devastation.
Acclaimed indigenous playwright David Milroy writes as a Palyku and as a West Australian, offering insight into his people's long cultural relationship with fire in his moving piece 'Walardu and Karla' the fire that had burned for more than twenty years.